National Law Review

National law refers to the laws that a nation creates to govern its citizens. These are different from international law, which involves governing systems of multiple nations through treaties and conventions. National laws are created by legislative, judicial and executive entities within the nation. They are often designed to abide by the principles established in international law, but can also contain additional regulations and rules specific to that nation.

All peoples have the right to self-determination and independence, and to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. They should not be subject to arbitrary interference with their privacy, family, home or correspondence. They should not be subjected to unlawful attacks on their honour and reputation and should enjoy freedom of expression, including the right to hold opinions without interference, and to receive and impart information and ideas through the media.

There shall be a Committee on the Rights of Peoples. Its members shall be elected by the States Parties for a term of four years from among persons who, having been duly qualified, are not nationals of any State and who have had experience of work related to the problems of the world’s peoples. When selecting the members, due account should be taken of the need to have a balanced representation from different regions of the world and from all forms of civilization and the main legal systems.

The National Law Review is an online resource for legal research and news. It does not provide legal advice, and its use should not be construed as the formation of an attorney-client relationship or other professional association.

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